Supporting Our Veterans - Call In Show JANUARY 30, 2013 6-8 pm MSTSubmitted by UnleashIndependence on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 04:19
Veteran suicide rate outpaces war casualties
A recently released yearlong review by a Department of Defense task force challenged with studying military suicides shows more than 1,100 members of the armed forces took their own lives between 2005 and 2009 - more than the number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001.
That's one suicide every 36 hours.
Information on the Department of Defense website shows the military suicide rate has increased steadily over the past five years, exceeding the national average of 11.1 suicides per 100,000 people. The military averaged 12.5 suicides per 100,000 people.
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